Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
As the United States distributes COVID-19 vaccine, confidence and trust in its safety and benefit will be critical to ensure widespread acceptance, especially as the disease disproportionally burdens communities of color. This new fact sheet, Vaccine Hesitancy: Implications for COVID-19 Vaccine, provides an overview of vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. and Colorado, vaccine hesitancy specific to communities of color, and COVID-19 vaccine-specific hesitancy in these same communities, while providing recommendations for improving vaccine acceptance and providing for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The fact sheet was created in partnership with the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce. For more information on the taskforce and COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.ColoradoVaccineEquity.org.